Robert Ellis’ self-titled album does an excellent job of crafting stories of love, heartbreak, redemption and life. It also does a great job of incorporating so many different genres together to create some really unique sounds and moments on the album, while elevating the lyrics in the process.
This isn’t necessarily a country record it feels more like an Americana record. Country purists and fans of Ellis’ original work might be quick to dismiss this record because it goes so many different places sonically. But music fans will find a lot to love about this album and sink their teeth into because there’s plenty to digest. We enjoyed the journey both the lyrics and instrumentation took us on and it’s an album that gets better with more listens. Call it what you want. We call it great!